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UPDATE: Body of Drulmauert Mims found buried in backyard

Photo source: Bristol County Sheriff's Office

City, county and state authorities have solved a three-month-old missing persons case Thursday.

State Attorney Bill Eddins told Channel 3 News in a news conference Thursday Drulmauert Mims, 23, was found buried in the backyard of a Pensacola home.

Mims went missing on March 29, 2017. Eddins stated 23-year-old Desiree Tedder was arrested in Dartmouth, Massachussetts and now facing one count of 2nd degree murder in connection with the death of Drulmauert.

Tedder was supposed to appear before a judge for her extradition process Thursday, however, she could not due to health reasons.

An autopsy is currently underway for Mims. Investigators did not release any details on how he was killed or on his relationship with Tedder.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Pensacola Police Department and the Escambia Sheriff’s Department partnered to solve the case.

"First I'd like to extend our condolences to the family of Mr. Mims. His mother was engaged in the investigation during the entire process. Although it's a tragic ending to a missing persons case I hope that this arrest brings some form of closure to this family," said Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter.

Authorities served a search warrant at a home located on Sullivan Road and found the body buried in the backyard, according to the State Attorney.

FDLE also seized additional evidence, including a mattress, but neither the State Attorney nor the Pensacola Police Chief would elaborate.

Chief Lyter said Tedder was a person of interest from the beginning. She now faces life in prison without parole if convicted.

Mims was reported missing on March 29, 2017. His 2007 Cadillac CTS was found unlocked and unoccupied on April 1 on Lakewood Drive in Pensacola


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